I'd be curious to know what you perceive as "un-conference or -symposium-like" about them. I'm just curious about this. What is that definition of a conference or symposium? We do also use 111's for expeditions, I think.
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Subject: Re: [PCCLIST] Lincoln-Douglas debates
All 7 of the Lincoln-Douglas debates occurred between August and October in 1858-Ottawa, Ill., Aug. 21, 1858; Freeport, Ill, Aug. 27, 1858; Jonesboro, Ill, Sept. 15, 1858; Charleston, Ill., Sept. 18, 1858; Galesburg, Ill., Oct. 7, 1858; Quincy, Ill., on Oct. 13, 1858; and Alton, Ill., on Oct. 15, 1858. While there was more than one debate, and thus I can see why someone would think they were 'recurring', in toto these debates constituted a one-time only event between two individuals (Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas) leading up to a specific election to the U.S. Senate. The debates do not seem to me to meet the definition of a conference or a symposium, and the subject heading is perfectly valid, so I would go ahead and use it-we certainly have. ;-)
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